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Woodstock Lifestyle – Ellen and Sawyer

Most mothers I know don’t have a lot of photos with their children, myself included. Sure, there are the selfies snapped quickly here and there, but rarely do women have nice photos taken of them with their children. There are probably a lot of reasons why this is, but I’m not going to worry about that. Instead, I want to encourage every mom I know to have a nice photo taken with their child/spouse/dog semi regularly. You will be happy you have them, when those babies are suddenly growing faster than you realized possible!

Ellen and Sawyer met up with me near mother’s day in Woodstock for their session. There were snuggles and giggles and I LOVE every photo I delivered to them. There is something so special between a mother and son that you don’t really understand until you’re in that relationship. Hopefully these sweet photos inspire YOU to get in the picture!

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At Home – Baby Charlie

I met Ashley when I started going to a local mom and baby group after Asher was born. Her son Ben is just a few days younger than Asher and we’ve continued to keep in touch and get the boys together to play with time allows.

I was so excited to learn that they were expecting another baby and even more excited when they asked if I would capture them as a new family of four. Baby Charlie was cuddly and smooshy and adorable the whole time, while Ben ran around in circles and destroyed everything in his path, as toddlers do. Ashley and Oliver welcomed me into their home and these are the images I captured of them loving on one another.


At Home – Chantal and Michael

Michael and Chantal are having a baby! We go together to take some photos in their cozy home so that they could share their big news with family and friends. I love love love at home sessions and this was no exception. Hope you enjoy these images as much as I do!

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Woodstock Family – Thomas Family

Sometimes you have people come into your life that you didn’t know you needed. The Thomas family are those kind of people.

Shooting photographs in freshly fallen snow is challenging. Throw in a baby and you’re almost asking for everything to go wrong. This session wasn’t like that. There was warm snuggles, beautiful light, and the sweetest baby.

Here are some of my favourites:


Carleton North Graduate – Taylor

Taylor stepped out of her car for her session and I knew immediately we were going to have a great time. She was funny, sweet, and had just found out she had been accepted to her university of choice! I love the images we made together and I just know she will excel at whatever life throws at her. Congratulations, Taylor!


Woodstock Graduate – Julia

Julia is a 2020 graduate from Woodstock who I had the pleasure of spending some time with last week. We had such a great time together and made some beautiful images. Here are some of my favourites.

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Woodstock Family – Peabody Family

The Peabody family met up with me in the fall. Brody needed grad photos and the whole family decided that they should have some portraits taken as well. They had NEVER had family photos taken! I don’t know why they waited so long, clearly they are a good-looking and loving family who absolutely knocked their session out of the park.

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Woodstock Family – Watson Family

Extended family sessions. Those three words can instantly strike terror into a photographers soul. Extended family sessions usually have more than 10 people, they almost always have little kids who don’t care to look at the camera, and there is always someone who blinks!

That being said, I actually kind of love big family sessions. It’s fun to get that one group shot where everyone is looking (and yelling “stinky cheese!”) and then break that family down into groups. I feel honoured every time I’m hired to do an extended family session because these types of photos are so rare for most families, usually because it’s hard to get everyone in the same room, let alone in front of a camera! These are the photos that will be pulled out at reunions for years to come and I hope that everyone will smile at the memory.

This is the Watson Family.

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Woodstock Engagement – Rachel and Bryan

Rachel and Bryan have the sweetest engagement story that involves a scavenger hunt full of clues, this gorgeous private waterfall, and a puzzle box handmade by Bryan. I was over the moon excited when they asked me to document their love and I’m so glad we got to incorporate some of their story right into the photographs. I cannot wait to watch them become man and wife!

Engagement photos are included with every wedding that I book for a couple of reasons. First, it’s honestly just easier to include them into your fee and second, it is so important for me to meet my couples ahead of time! Believe it or not, but your wedding photographer is the only person who will spend your entire wedding day beside you other than your future spouse. I will be there for the laughs and tears, and it’s so much easier for couples to be relaxed when their photographer isn’t a stranger. Plus, many of the poses or prompts I give couples will feel familiar, which makes grabbing wedding photos more efficient and less stressful for everyone involved. Make sure to touch base with your photographer about engagement photos, I promise you will not regret getting them!

Without further interruption, here are some of my favourites from my time with Rachel and Bryan.

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Fresh 48 – Ophelia

This family is very near and dear to my heart and I was so honoured to be asked to capture little O’s details, less than a day old. Every bit of her was and is absolutely perfect.

Fresh 48 sessions. Not something a lot of people think about or even want to do (who wants to be in a photo after just pushing a person out of their body?!) But I would argue that this type of session is so magical and vital in keeping a record of life.

Everything is new and raw after birth – you’re still getting to know the tiny human in the cot beside you, you’re hopped up on all those birth hormones, you’re tired, and probably a little scared of the thought of being allowed to take this baby home. Because of all that, it’s hard to soak up all the little details like the wrinkly and flakey skin, the soft fuzz that covers baby head to toe, and the tiny size that this human will quickly grow away from.

That’s where a fresh 48 session comes in. I can document your newborn, brand spanking new, while you rest. Capture their essence. Later, you can look back on all the photos and fall in love all over again with the precious human and have all the little details documented for you to remember over and over again.

Get in touch to book or gift a fresh 48 session. I promise you will not regret it.

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